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15 April 2014

Wet Litter Not Only Induces Footpad Dermatitis But Also Reduces Welfare, Performance and Carcass Yield in Broilers

A Dutch study has shown that broilers kept on wet litter not only had more footpad dermatitis but they also had poorer performance and defects that caused welfare issues and...
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15 April 2014

Legislators Reintroduce Legislation to End Cruel Method of Horse Transport

The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) welcomes the reintroduction of the Horse Transportation Safety Act of 2014, by Representatives Steve Cohen (D-TN) and Ed Whitfield (R-KY). The bill, which prohibits the...
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14 April 2014

Concern at Call for Sick Animals to be Slaughtered not Treated

The British Veterinary Association is calling for a clarification of remarks made by the Chief Medical Officer in which she called for sick animals to be slaughtered rather than treated...
The Beef Site
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14 April 2014

Determination of Space Use by Laying Hens

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have assessed the amount of space a hen needs to carry out basic behaviour, including standing up, lying down, turning around and wing-flapping....
The Poultry Site
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14 April 2014

Use of Lidocaine in Pigs for Pain Mitigation

The swine veterinarians' association offers its view on the use of lidocaine to relieve pain in pigs following castration and tail-docking.
The Pig Site
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